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Green Beret Challenge Interview

We all know the big players of OCR, but as we look to challenge ourselves more and more, sometimes we need to look at things a little differently. Green Beret Challenge (GBC) is one of those takes, a Veteran Owned-Race Series that will hit Georgia, Pennsylvania and Texas this year; offering a different take on how we view Obstacle Course Racing. Mark Ballas was kind enough to take some time to talk about this great race and the areas it takes on. In addition they partner with a charitable organization in the area they hold an event in. For example in Texas, GBC has partnered with Sean Valigura to support the Chris Kyle Memorial Run, currently held at the Rough Creek Lodge in Glen Rose Texas each fall.

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Chris Kyle Memorial Run

On Saturday, October 31st and November 1st racers from across the nation will descend upon the small town of Glen Rose just southwest of Ft. Worth to participate in one of Spartan Race’s most challenging races, the Reebok Spartan Beast. This race boasts being an aggressive 12+ mile course with over 30+ obstacles and will held at Rough Creek Lodge. Many will recall that this is the exact same property where Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield were shot and killed while trying to help a former Marine suffering from severe PTSD in February of 2013. This will be the fourth year the race will be held at Rough Creek Lodge and will be the second time Spartan Racers with help from the Lone Star Spartans will be running in honor of Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Christopher Scott Kyle. The name of Chris Kyle is immediately recognizable from the bestselling autobiography and record setting movie “American Sniper”. But, those closest to him associate the household name with being an avid outdoorsman, a skilled marksman, a SEAL (Sea Air, and Land), devoted father and most importantly an American Hero and Patriot.

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